A recipe database for culinary inspiration
“I have to figure out something to make for dinner again? I just did that!” Even the most enthusiastic home chefs face this dilemma from time to time. Sometimes you’re just not sure what to make, or you want to find a creative way to use up what you already have in your pantry and fridge. New recipes turn cooking into a tasty adventure, and the more recipes you try, the easier it becomes to just “whip something up” on a busy night.
Whether you’re single or have a growing family to feed, you have to eat every day. Choosing home cooked meals versus fast food or microwave meals allows you to save money and stay in control of your nutrition.
Cooking at home doesn’t have to take a lot of time either, since there are one-pot or crockpot meals that you can whip up in no time. And in terms of taste, you can never really go wrong with pasta or soup!
Start by adopting an adventurous “I’ll try it at least once” attitude when browsing recipes. If it looks even remotely yummy, save it! Organize your recipes either in a physical binder or in Google Drive folders in a way that makes sense to you: by type of cuisine, by ease of cooking, by the main ingredient, etc. But compiling a list of recipes to try is just the beginning. Commit to making them! If you loved them, place them in a new folder or mark them in some way so that you know it’s a recipe worth repeating.
Food is also about more than just getting nutrition. Cooking food for another person is an act of love in itself. Even if you’re not “the cook” in your relationship, wow your partner by making a meal for an at-home date night. Go to the effort of choosing the meal, shopping for the food, preparing and serving it so that your partner gets to completely relax throughout the entire process.
Consider a meal composed of a starter, a meat or seafood main course with a vegetable side, and dessert. It doesn’t have to be complicated or worthy of a five-star review, but the effort is a wonderful expression of love. Have fun!